Danny Murphy has claimed that Leeds United winger Ian Poveda should have gone down to win his side a penalty in the 3-1 defeat against Chelsea.
The youngster was in a collision with Ben Chilwell, but stayed on his feet, meaning that Kevin Friend didn’t give the Whites a penalty.
That was when the scores were 2-1, and Chelsea went on to score another in added time to put the game beyond doubt.
Speaking on Match of the Day, Murphy claimed that the young winger could have cost his team a point by being too honest at Stamford Bridge.
“I agree but some people will say he’s stupid,” he said.
“He’s cost his team a point because he knows if he goes down it’s a definite penalty at the moment with the rules the way they are.”
Marcelo Bielsa is never one to blame the officials, and he didn’t wish to comment on the incident after the game.
Although harsh, Murphy has a point when claiming that Poveda should have hit the deck after feeling the contact from Chilwell.
Chelsea did put the game beyond doubt, so to say that the youngster cost Leeds a point in the capital, is possibly one step too far.
The Whites were nowhere near their usual best at Stamford Bridge, and that was why they lost the game, not because of a player refusing to go down in the box.
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